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Psychology books

(see also the section of the Bibliography devoted to Freud and his theories)


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Part I : Specialist Books related to perception and semi-subliminal advertising

Part II : General Introductory Textbooks

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*Note that book cover illustrations may differ from that currently offered and US and UK versions often have different covers.

Part I : Specialist Books

Atkinson, M. (1984) Our masters' voices : the language and and body language of politics. Methuen, London.

Beier, E. G. and Young, D.M. (1984) The Silent Language of Psychotherapy: Social Reinforcement of Unconscious Processes Aldine de Gruyter

Billig, M. (1999) Freudian Repression : Conversation creating the unconscious Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Bornstein, R. and Pittman, T.S. (Eds.) (1992) Perception Without Awareness : Cognitive, clinical and social perspectives Guilford Press, New York[not illustrated]


Bruce, V. & Young, A. (1998) In the Eye of the Beholder : The Science of Face Perception Oxford University Press.

Bull, P.E. (1987) Posture and Gesture. Pergamon Press, Oxford.

Chancer, L.S. (1992) Sadomasochism in Everyday Life : The dynamics of power and powerlessness. Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, N.J.



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Cialdini, R.B. (2000) Influence: Science and Practice (4th ed) Allyn and Bacon.

DIXON.jpg (8280 bytes)Dixon, N.F. (1981) Preconscious Processing John Wiley & Sons, Chichester.

Empson.jpg (15550 bytes)Empson, J. (1993) Sleep and Dreaming (2nd ed). Harvester Wheatsheaf, Hemel Hempstead, Herts.




Eysenck, M.W. (1994) Perspectives on Psychology. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Hove.

Fairbairn, S. and Fairbairn, G. (1987) Psychology, Ethics and Change Routledge and Kegan Paul, London.

Fiske, S.T. and Taylor, S.E. (1991) Social Cognition (2nd ed) McGraw-Hill, Inc. New York.




Freud, S. All of the books illustrated on the page devoted to Freud and Freudian (psychodynamic) theories can be found on a separate bibliography. There are too many to list here.


Furnham, A.F. (1988) Lay Theories : Everyday Understanding of of problems in the social science . Pergamon Press, Oxford.

GOMBRICH.jpg (19924 bytes)Gombrich, E.H. (1959) Art and Illusion: A study in the psychology of pictorial representation Phaidon, London.

Gordon, I.E. (1997) Theories of Visual Perception John Wiley and Sons,Chichester.




Gregory, R.L.  (1997) Eye and Brain: The psychology of seeing (3rd Ed). Oxford University Press.

Gregory, R.L. (1970) The intelligent eye Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London.

GREGRYG.jpg (16823 bytes)Gregory, R.L. & Gombrich, E.H. (1973) (Eds) Illusion in nature and art. Duckworth, London.




Groome, D. et al (1999) An Introduction to Cognitive Psychology: Processes and Disorders Psychology Press Ltd., Hove, E.Sussex.

Harré, R., Clarke, D. and De Carlo, N. (1985) Motives & Mechanisms: An introduction to the psychology of action Methuen, London.

Hoffman, D.D. (1998) Visual Intelligence: How We Create What we see W.W. Norton, New York.




Jowett, G.S. and O'Donnell, V. (1999) Propaganda and Persuasion (3rd ed). Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, CA.

Karle1.jpg (14698 bytes)Karle, H.W.A. and Boys, J.H. (1987) Hypnotherapy : A Practical Handbook Free Association Books, London.

Hypnotherapy : A Practical Handbook (Jan, 1996)

Lewicki, P. (1986) Nonconscious Social Information Processing Academic Press, New York. [Not illustrated]



Mecca, A.M., Smelser, N.J. and Vasconcellos, J. (Eds) (1989) The Social Importance of Self-Esteem University of California Press, Berkeley.

Milburn, M.A. (1991) Persuasion and Politics : The Social Psychology of Public Opinion Brooks/Cole, Pacific Grove, Calif.

Murphy, J., John, M. and Brown, H. (1984) Dialogues and Debates in Social Psychology Lawrence Erlbaum, London, in association with the Open University .




Norman, D.A. (1988) The Psychology of Everyday Things Basic Books, N.W.

Pashler, H. (1998) Attention (Studies in Cognition Series) Psychology Press, Hove, E.Sussex.

Petty, R.E. and Cacioppo, J.T. (1996) Attitudes and Persuasion : Classic and Contemporary Approaches Westview Press.




Pratkanis, A. and Aronson, E. (1991) Age of Propaganda : The Everyday Use and Abuse of Persuasion H.Freeman and Company, New York.

Prins.jpg (13110 bytes)Prins, H. (1990) Bizarre Behaviours: Boundaries of Psychiatric Disorder  Routledge, London.

Reber, A.S. (1995) The The Penguin Dictionary of Psychology Penguin, Harmondsworth, Middlsx.

cover of the book Incredible Optical IllusionsRodgers, N. ( )Incredible Optical Illusions: A Spectacular Journey through the world of the Impossible. [enter date on Bibi-s.htm and Bibliogi.htm when details available]



Rogers, P. and Baldwin, S. (1999) Controlled or Reduced Smoking . Greenwood Press,Westport, Connecticut.

Ross, L. and Nisbett, R.E. (1991) The Person and the Situation: Perspectives of Social Psychology McGraw-Hill Publishing, New York.

Sala, S.D. (1999) Mind Myths: Exploring Popular Assumptions about the Mind and Brain John Wiley and Sons, Chichester.

SHEPARD.jpg (11733 bytes)Shepard, R. N. (1990) Mind Sights : Original Visual Illusions, W.H. Freeman and Co., New York.



Singer, J.L. (Ed) (1990) Repression and Dissociation: Implications for Personality Theory, Psychopathology and Health The University of Chicago Press, Chicago.

Sommerhoff, G. (2000) Understanding Consciousness : Its function and Brain Processes. Sage Publications, London.

STNZWSKI.jpg (7768 bytes)Staniszewski, M.A. (1995) Believing Is Seeing : Creating the Culture of Art Penguin Books, New York.

Temple, C. (1993) The Brain: An Introduction to the Psychology of the Human Brain and Behaviour. Penguin Books, Harmondsworth.


UNDRWOOD.jpg (8138 bytes)Underwood, G. (1996) Implicit Cognition (Oxford Science) Oxford University Press.

Valentine, E.R. (1992) Conceptual issues in psychology (2nd ed) Routledge, London.

Veeder, G.K. (1975/1980) Influence of Subliminal Suggestion on 2 films Arno Press, New York. [Not illustrated]

WADE.jpg (13744 bytes)Wade, N. (1990) Visual Allusions : Pictures of Perception LEA, Hillsdale, N.J.

Weatherill, R. (Ed.)(1999) The Death Drive : New Life for a Dead Subject Rebus Press, London.



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Wrightsman, L.S. (1992) Assumptions About Human Nature: implications for Researchers and Practitioners (2nd ed) Sage Publications, Newbury Park.

Zimbardo, P.G. and Leippe, M.R. (1991) The Psychology of Attitude Change and Social Influence Mc-Graw-Hill, Inc. New York.




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Part II : Introductory Textbooks (Old & New)*

*(Always look for the latest edition in publishers catalogues before ordering. Additonally note that the illustrations may not correspond with the current editions.))

Banyard, P. and Hayes, N. (1994) Psychology: Theory and Application. Chapman and Hall, London.

Cardwell, M., Clark, L. & Meldrum, C. (2000) Psychology for A Level. Collins Educational, London.

Eysenck, M.W. (1994) Perspectives on Psychology. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Hove.



Eysenck, M.W. (1996) Simply Psychology. Psychology Press, Hove.

Gleitman, H. (1999) Psychology W.W. Norton & Co., New York.

Gross, R.D. and Humphrey, P. (1993) Psychology : The Science of Mind and Behaviour (2nd ed) Hodder and Stoughton, London.



Gross, R.D. (1994) Key Studies in Psychology. Hodder and Stoughton, London.

Hayes, N. (1998) Foundations of Psychology : An Introductory Text Thomas Nelson and Sons

Jonides, J. and Rozin, P. (1986) Psychology : Study Guide to accompany Gleitman's Psychology W.W. Norton and company, New York.



Nye, R.D. (1999) Three Psychologies: Perspectives fom Freud, Skinner and Rogers. Wadsworth

Radford, J. and Govier, E. (1980) A Textbook of Psychology. Sheldon Press, London.

Sodorow, L.M. (1993) Psychology (2nd Ed) Brown & Benchmark, Madison, Wisc.





Wade, C. and Tavris, C. (1999) Invitation to Psychology. Addison Wesley Publishing Company

Zimbardo, P. et al. (1995) Psychology: A European Text. HarperCollins, London.

Zimbardo, P.G. and Leippe, M.R. (1991) Psychology of Attitude Change and Social Influence Mc-Graw-Hill, Inc. New York.



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